WeMail for June 7

WeMail is distributed every Tuesday to update the Woodson community on PTSO news, school news, and upcoming events. 


Schools Out

Before you go! Please read on for important year end news & updates...



Wednesday, June 8th - Thursday, June 9th - Remaining Underclass Exams - Details under Woodson News & Events

Wednesday, June 8th - Sports Physical - Details under Fundraisers

Friday, June 10th - Last Day of School - Early Release Bell Schedule - Dismissal at 9:50 a.m.

Friday, June 10th; 8:00 p.m. - Deadline to complete FCPS Return to School Survey for Families - Details under FCPS News & Events



Monday, August 22nd - First Day of 2022-23 School Year

Click here for the complete 2022-23 School Year Calendar 


Cav Cruise a Great Success!

Cav Cruise Entrance

Oh what a night! The PTSO Board would like to give a HUGE shout out to the hundreds of volunteers from across the Woodson community who answered the SOS to set up, host, and clean up the Cav Cruise All Night Grad Party. It literally takes an army to pull off this amazing celebration for our graduating seniors each year. It was an honor to host this event for the Class of 2022 and give them this one-of-a-kind and safe night with never ending food and fun (as you can see from the photos!)

Cav Cruise Poker

In particular, PTSO sincerely thanks the Cav Cruise Planning Committee who dedicated many hours before, during and after:

Cheri Brown – Cav Cruise Director

Meri Farling – Fundraising Chair (and so much more)

Cav Cruise Pool

Dave Farling – Security

Stephanie Becker – Treasurer

Dawn Ahrens – Prizes

Kris Anderson – Activities

Cori Parker and Tracy and Tom Healy – Casino Leads

Kim Marshall – Cav Cash Coordinator

Kim Sandino – Registration

Allie Calderon – Transportation and Logistics

Erin and James Taylor - Luggage

Jill Burrer – Food

Cav Cruise Characture

Helen and Erik Burvis – Decorations (yes, they built the amazing entryway!)

Julie Middleton – Volunteer Coordinator

Meera Pillai – Fire and Safety Lead

Allison Campion – Set Up

Melissa French – Communications

Kim Myers, Monica Johnson & Krissy Schnebel – Communications Artwork

C2 Scholarship Awarded

C2 Education offered a $1,000 scholarship for Woodson PTSO to award to a Sophomore or Junior student who submitted a short essay describing their college ambitions and how C2 Education would help them prepare for their goals.

The essay submissions were reviewed by C2 and PTSO President Miklos Kiss. The recipient of the scholarship was Alice Lee, a Woodson Junior. Congratulations, Alice!

C2 Education is located in Fair City Mall and offers in-person SAT prep and tutoring, and in-person or online mock SAT, ACT, and PSAT tests. All proceeds from enrollment with C2 go back to Woodson PTSO.

A Message from PTSO President Miklos Kiss

Thank You

The Woodson PTSO would like to thank our volunteers and members for their generous support that enables us to enrich the lives of students and staff at Woodson High School. Together, we contributed to the school in many ways during the 2021-2022 school year, including the following:

Provided for teachers & staff

- Panera Boxed Lunch during Cav Kick-Off and at end of Winter Break

- Teacher supply bags (paper towels, sanitizers, Clorox wipes, etc.)

- Fall and Spring Snack Wagons

- Valentine’s Day treats

Hosted and/or sponsored events

- Fairfax County Police presentation “Hidden in Plain Sight”

- College Approach, Partnership and Fit seminar by former Georgetown admissions officer 

- Month of the Military Child lunch in April

- Food trucks for the April Woodson Pyramid Art Walk

- Alpacas during mental health awareness month - in partnership with Woodson Minds Matter and Student Services

Awarded Fall and Spring Grants

- Pop-Out Stress handheld stress relievers

- German-themed Winter Celebration

- Materials for Social Studies Department lectern

- Broadcast journalism tripods and microphones to produce the Morning Show

- Sewing supplies for Woodson Library’s Service Learning Project 

- 20 in-class instrument tuners and 20 microphone pickups for instruction, concerts, and events

- New sound system and keyboard for Chorus

- New tripods/microphones/lights for the Woodson Film Club

- Breakfast food care packages for students taking the AP literature test

- New metal forge and safety equipment for the Chemistry Department

- New large foam signs in the Woodson library

- German club end of year picnic

- 25 new guitar stands

- $1,800 toward supplies for Woodson’s now nationally recognized FIRST Robotics Club

Additional miscellaneous support -  

- Sourced volunteers for Homecoming and as hall monitors for AP Exams

- Provided 1,000 Dunkin Donuts for the Senior Panorama

- Awarded a $1,000 C2 Education Scholarship

None of this would have been possible without membership support and the dedication of our volunteers. The PTSO Board sincerely thanks you. Have a safe and relaxing summer, and let’s do it all again next school year! 

Woodson PTSO Officer Board for 2022-23 School Year 

Board Members

The board members are set for next school year, and they look forward to serving the school and Woodson community.

President - Miklos Kiss

VP Membership - Lena McGinn

Secretary - Diane Raffaele

Treasurer - Kyle Durbin

Communications/WeMail - Jill Battaglia

PTSO Grant Program - Sara Mastro

Thank you to new board members, Diane Raffaelle and Lena McGinn, and outgoing Secretary Amy DeCarlo and Grants Coordinator Michelle Lucas, for answering the call to serve. Sara Mastro is transitioning from VP Membership to Grants Coordinator next year. Thank you all!

AmazonSmile LINK - Keep Earning Funds for Woodson All Summer!

Make your Amazon purchases go a little further. Sign up for AmazonSmile and 0.5% of your eligible purchases will be donated to WTW PTSO. Signing up is quick and easy. Every little bit helps! Click here to sign up

Visit the PTSO Homepage for news, links, events calendar and more!


Is Your Student Aware of This List?

  • Cleanout locker 

  • Return FCPS student laptop and charger

  • Return Textbooks/Library books

  • Return school-owned uniforms and instruments

  • Pick up medications from the Clinic

  • Transfer lunch money funds

Locker Cleanout!

Locker Cleanout

Underclass Locker Clean Out – Wednesday, June 1st and Friday, June 3rd – Before the morning bell, during 3rd period, or after school. At 4pm on Thursday, June 9th, anything left in lockers will be donated.

Laptop Return Information

Laptop Return

Each student is required to return their FCPS-assigned laptop and charger by the end of each school year.  The laptops will be reinaged this summer and students will receive a laptop back in the fall. 

If your student is participating in an FCPS summer program (ESY, credit recovery, etc.), please email the Woodson TechTeam (WoodsonTechTeam@fcps.edu).

Guidelines for the collection of laptops:

  • All Students Returning to Woodson must complete the following steps before turning in their laptops. All local files and bookmarks must be backed up or they will be erased.
  • Laptops must be returned free of stickers, markings and other drawings.
  • Students should turn in their laptop and charging cord.  
  • If a student lost their laptop or their laptop cord, they should visit the Woodson Technology site and scroll down to the Property Damage or Loss section.  Payments will be made through MySchoolBucks. Replacement charging cords are $23 and replacement laptops are $481. Students should bring a paper receipt from MySchoolBucks with them when they come to laptop collection.
  • Will need to tape their name and ID number to the top of the laptop if name card has been removed.
  • Students will receive a paper receipt when they turn in their equipment.

Collection Dates & Times

  • Wednesday, June 8th - 8:10-11:15am Library
  • Thursday, June 9th - 9:48-11:15am Library and Cav Hall
  • Friday, June 10th - 8:10-9:50am Library and Cav Hall
  • Monday, June 13th - 9:00am-3:00pm  Library
  • Tuesday-Friday, June 14th-17th - 9:00am-3:00pm Main Office

End of Year Medication Pickup


The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than dismissal time on Friday, June 10th. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded.

It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian, however, with parent or guardian written permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the health room.

If you would like to donate your child’s Epi pens or Inhaler please send an email to the Health Room stating you would like to donate to the Fairfax County Health Department at the end of the school year.  Please note that they can only take Epi pens that have 3 months or more remaining before expiration.

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services. A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be kept at school.

If your child will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, your existing long-term medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program. Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s). Your cooperation will ensure that we can safely give your student his or her medication. If you have any questions, please contact your School Health Aide, Celeste Delahunty at 703-503-4610 , or your school Public Health Nurse, Amanda Yanchus, RN, BSN, at 703-503-4691 . Thank you for your cooperation and have a great summer.

End of Year Lunch Money Refunds and Transfers


If you would like to request a refund of money on your student's MySchoolBucks lunch account or transfer the funds between students' accounts, please complete the following instructions.

Requesting a transfer of funds between my students' accounts

Meal account transfers can be requested by e-mailing the following information to mealaccountrefund@fcps.edu:

Transfer FROM:                                Transfer TO:

  1. Student Name                          1. Student Name
  2. FCPS Student ID #                   2. FCPS Student ID #
  3. School Name                            3. School Name

Requesting a refund for my student's meal account

Meal account refunds can be requested by e-mailing the following information to mealaccountrefund@fcps.edu

  1. Student Name
  2. Student ID # (listed on the student's schedule)
  3. School Name
  4. Parent Name
  5. Street Address
  6. City, State and Zip code
  7. Phone #

Allow 4-6 weeks for transfers and refunds to be completed due to required audit documentation processing.

For full information regarding student lunch accounts, visit https://www.fcps.edu/node/31166.


Congratulations Class of 2022 Rock

Underclass Exam Week Schedule

Underclass final exams take place the week of June 6th and each exam day is a half day of school with dismissal at 11:30am.

Wednesday, June 8th - Periods 6 & 8 Exams

Thursday, June 9th - Period 1 Exam and Last Chance Locker Cleanout during 3rd Period

Exam Schedule

2021-22 Yearbook

Yearbook Staff

Yearbooks have been distributed. 

Any concerns or questions should be directed to: Katherine Benzinger kebenzinger@fcps.edu or Drew Marvin dlmarvin@fcps.edu

2022 Chinese Culture Writing Competition

Participate in a Chinese Culture Writing Competition to win cash prizes! There will be three winners for each of the two topics: $200 for 3rd place, $300 for 2nd place, and $500 for 1st place in the Li Educational Foundation 2022 Chinese Culture Writing Competition. 

Show off your knowledge of Chinese Culture in this exciting writing competition. Click this link to register and review the 2 writing topics and judging rubric. Registration takes less than 1 minute due June 10th, with the final submission not due until July 8, 2022. Share your thoughts on Chinese culture, have a chance to be published in a book, and possibly win cash prizes! Review the attached flier and register now by clicking on this link.

Families Needed to Host French High School Students from July 6 to 29!

Compass USA

Give the experience of an American summer to a French teen by becoming a host with Compass USA!. Host families are urgently needed. Fifteen French high school students dream of coming to Washington, D.C. and hope to discover the American way of life, integrate into the community, meet new friends and improve their English. They will arrive at Dulles International Airport on July 6 for this three-week program. 

As a host family, all you need is a spare bed, to provide three meals a day, and a willingness to welcome a student into the normal rhythm and activities of your home. Compass USA will provide sightseeing trips on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the French students and any interested host siblings. If your family has planned a vacation for July, your student can travel with you. 

Visit https://www.compass-usa.net for more information about the summer homestay program and hosting. If you are interested in hosting one of these students, please contact WTW parent, Kathleen DeCarlo, at kdecarlo@verizon.net or 703-388-6525.

Current 10th Grade Parents & Guardians - ACTION REQUIRED IN NAVIANCE

Action Required

Each year, your child develops an Academic and Career Plan that supports their  growth. This plan helps your child plan for their future. 

Your child will work with teachers and school counselors to discover their personal strengths and interests. They will also create goals to help them achieve success, plan  for courses that meet high school graduation requirements, and prepare for life after  high school. The development of this plan starts in middle school. Students update it during high school as their goals evolve. 

This plan connects to the Fairfax County Public Schools’ Strategic Plan. It supports the  growth of Portrait of a Graduate attributes and is required by the Virginia Department of  Education. Each student’s parent or guardian must review this plan at the end of 8th  grade and again at the end of 10th grade. Then you can coach them to make decisions  about college and careers that match their personal strengths, interests, and goals.  There are many pathways to success! 

You or your child can log into Naviance Student at www.fcps.edu/Naviance, then review the following information together: 

  • Results of the strengths and career surveys
  • Personal, academic, and/or career goals
  • Resume
  • Draft course plans for high school

Once in your child’s account, click the “About Me” tab and scroll down to “Portfolio.”  Once you click on the Portfolio, you can view all the work that your child has completed.

Once you have reviewed your child’s plan, complete the verification form at  https://forms.gle/jifN6F3DE9kiNUuX7 . The completion of this form will serve as your signature. Please complete this form by Thursday, June 30, 2022.

For more information about your child’s plans, visit www.FCPS.edu and search  “Academic and Career Plan.” We encourage you to continue to use Naviance Student  with your child to explore college and career options.

If you have questions, please contact your student’s school counselor.

Underclass Students - Will You Be Returning to Woodson Next Year?

If you will not be attending Woodson HS this fall, please let Woodson Student Services know now. Please click here and fill out this form. This form was also mailed home with course requests for next year.

If your student intends to attend Woodson next year, there is no need to complete or return the form.

Student Services will make sure all transcripts and records are forwarded to your child’s new school so his/her file is complete.  If you have any questions, please contact Woodson registrar Casey Delaney at 703-503-4622 or cdelaney@fcps.edu.


Woodson Crew Booster Restaurant Night - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8th, ALL DAY!


Support Woodson Crew and show some love to a local franchise restaurant! Wendy's is donating 20% of dine-In, takeout, drive thru, and pick up orders. Please mention Woodson Crew when you place your order. https://grouprai.se/s221339 

Wednesday June 8, 6:30am-9pm @ Wendy’s, 9688 Main Street

Woodson Sports Physical Night - THIS WEDNESDAY!

Sports Physicals

The W.T. Woodson Athletic Training Program’s Sports Physical Night event will be held on June 8 @ W.T. Woodson High School. Hosting this event is the Athletic Training Program’s ONLY fundraiser for the year as we DO NOT receive any funding from the county. ALL proceeds go towards helping the program purchase supplies. 

The goal of Sports Physical Night is to provide a complete pre-participation examination screening that will leave student athletes with a valid VHSL physical for the entirety of the 2022-23 School Year. Each year, it is required that all student athletes have a completed VHSL physical on file before participating in sports. The price will be $50 again this year. Appointment times will be available at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30pm. 

Register for an appointment here! 

Mock SAT, ACT and PSAT - All Proceeds Benefit Woodson PTSO

Mock SAT

Tests are administered either in-person or online and can be scheduled Monday through Thursday from 1pm to 9pm and Saturday from 9am to 5pm.

Sign up here to take a mock SAT, ACT, or PSAT with C2 Education - available online or in-person!!  (Requires an existing or new Woodson PTSO login)  Cost is $20 to register for your mock test, all proceeds will benefit Woodson C2 Education Fairfax will contact you to schedule your test and results assessment.

Show your Cavalier Pride with a Woodson Garden Flag!

WTW Garden Flag

Order yours here!

Garden Flag (dimensions - 12"x17") - $15

Personalize it for $5 more - add your family name or get creative and celebrate your student with their name and graduation year!

(Some examples: The Smith Family; Congrats Emily Class of 2021; Woodson Class of 2022)

For more information, contact Liz Brocato at Brocatofam@gmail.com

Student Driver Magnets Available With Convenient Home Delivery!

Student Driver Magnet

Student Driver Car Magnets are available through PTSO! Magnets are $8.00 each or buy a batch of 3 for multiple cars for $20.00. You can order online from the PTBoard website HERE.  Once orders are received, magnets will be delivered to your door contact free! If you have any questions contact Shane or Katherine Gilbert at wptsomagnets@gmail.com


Boys Tennis

The team faced Oakton in a tough State Semifinal match on Monday. Woodson came up short of earning a bid to the State Championship match but had a fantastic season - going undefeated in regular season and earning the District and Regional titles. Congrats boys!

There is still work to be done by Vincent Truong and Ansh Pathapadu! They head to Virginia Beach this week for their State Championship Doubles match. Good luck and GO CAVS!

Girls Tennis

Girls Tennis Occoquan Region Champs

Unified Sports

Unified Sports

Woodson Precisionettes Dance Team Tryouts

PNetts Tryouts

Due to new VHSL rules, Woodson Precisionettes Dance Team tryouts will now be June 10th and June 11th. Video submissions will be an option for dancers that can no longer make the in-person tryout dates.

Head to the Dance Team LinkTree (on Instagram) and fill out the new Tryout Application ASAP to get the choreography for tryouts, and to indicate if you need to do a video submission. All dancers will learn the routines in advance regardless of in-person or video tryouts so fill out your application now!

Fall 2022 Sports Tryout Dates

Fall Tryout Information

Mark your calendars for Fall 2022 sports tryout dates.  Golf tryouts begin on  Thursday, July 28th and all other fall sports (football, cheer, field hockey, cross-country, volleyball) will take place on Monday, August 1st.

Woodson Summer Sport Camps - Register Today!

For more information about each camp, click on the sport summer camp title below or visit our Woodson Athletics website at www.wtwoodsonsports.com

Field Hockey

Field Hockey Summer Camp

June 13 - June 17

Baseball Summer Camp

June 13 - June 17

Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball Summer Camp

June 27 - July 1

Boys Basketball Summer Camp 

Session 1 - July 11 - July 15

Session 2 - July 18 - July 22

Boys Basketball

Volleyball Summer Camp

Session 1: July 12 - July 15 5pm-7pm

Session 2: July 12 - July 15 7:30pm-9:30pm

Session 3: July 19 - July 22 6pm-8pm

Cheer & Dance Summer Camp

August 8 - August 12

Welcome to the Jungle Camp


College & Career Center News

The Woodson College & Career Center Padlets (bulletin boards)  can be accessed here.

  • Are you looking for Enrichment Programs (Internships, Volunteer Opportunities, STEM Camps etc.) to build up your resume? Please visit the Extracurricular Padlet. Looking for Scholarships? Please visit the Scholarship Padlet. Looking for a Job after High School or Summer Employment? Please check out our Job Board.

Questions? Please email at cliebmosley@fcps.edu.

Free SAT Math Prep Sessions

Woodson dad, Rick Neifield,  is offering free SAT math prep sessions to Woodson students via Zoom. Sign up here. Direct inquiries and questions to Rick at richardneifeld@gmail.com.

Free Online Tutoring Continues Through Summer

Tutor dot com

FCPS students will continue to have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com this summer. Students are able to use Tutor.com to review and/or practice in subject areas of interest or need. Students may also choose to access other tools such as practice quizzes in a variety of subject areas, as well as self-paced study courses for SAT and ACT preparation.

Details about how students can access Tutor.com through archived courses in Schoology are provided in Summer Access at Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services. Students enrolled in summer Credit Recovery Academy, Online Campus, Online Economics and Personal Finance, and TJHSST summer courses will be able to access Tutor.com via their active summer course in Schoology.

In-person Tutoring Options

For families interested in in-person tutoring, FCPS’ Parent Resource Center maintains a list of tutors who can be hired by families.

The tutor list contains the names of current FCPS employees who hold a valid and current teaching license in Virginia. These employees have contacted the Parent Resource Center to offer their services. The tutor list is updated monthly during the school year.

For a list of tutors, please email The Parent Resource Center (prc@fcps.edu).

This list is a resource offered by the PRC, but parents are responsible for contacting and working directly with the tutors.

For more information about tutors, click here to visit the Parent Resource Center website.

Mental Health Resources


FCPS Return to School Survey

FCPS Survey

Fairfax County Public Schools’ (FCPS) Office of Research and Strategic Improvement (ORSI) is seeking to understand your and your child’s experiences this school year as students returned to five days of in-person learning. Your voice is critical to understanding the successes and challenges of teaching and learning this year. The information you and other families provide will be used along with other data to inform the Fairfax County School Board, Superintendent, and Leadership Team about the Division’s return to five days a week of in-person instruction and learning and support FCPS’ efforts to continually improve.

Responses to this survey are anonymous. You should be able to answer the survey in about 15 minutes. If you have more than one child enrolled in FCPS, you may complete the survey once for each child or you may complete it one time for the child whose teaching and learning you wish to provide feedback on the most. 

Please complete the survey by 8pm on Friday, June 10.  Click one of the links below to begin the survey in your preferred language.















Please note that this survey is optional. If you have technical questions about the functioning of the family survey, please contact Mary Richardson at msrichardson@fcps.edu.

FCPS Families Will Receive Reports Throughout the Summer for Spring Assessments

Spring assessments help teachers and schools check on students’ learning and skill development. Families will access results from end-of-year assessments in different ways. For most assessments, FCPS provides custom reports to share scores with families.

Look in SIS ParentVUE for these reports by the end of July:

Watch the mail for these reports by the end of the indicated month:

Other scores come from the school or testing organization. These include Advanced Placement (AP) scores accessed through students’ College Board accounts.

Go online or contact your student's school for additional information about FCPS assessments. You can also learn how to activate a SIS ParentVUE account to access scores. Schools will mail SIS reports to families without ParentVUE accounts.

Sing, Dance, and Design With FCPS Summer Programs

All students with an interest in continuing to explore the arts are eligible for two summer enrichment programs. Registration is now open for the Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA) and Institute for the Arts (IFTA) Summer enrichment programs. 

Elementary Institute for the Arts (for rising 3rd through 6th graders) and Institute for the Arts (for rising 7th through 12th graders) will be held July 5-29 at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Classes are offered every day related to dance, music, theater, and visual art. Both programs have fees. Waivers are available for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals.  

For more information or to register, visit the Summer Learning webpage.

Regulation of Religious and Cultural Observance Days Revised for FCPS 2022-23 School Year

In response to a request from the School Board, FCPS has updated its regulation related to religious and cultural observance days (“O” Days). Changes to the regulation include:

  • New material can be introduced on religious and cultural observance days provided that the content is made accessible in Schoology and teachers support absent students. 
  • Graded assignments or activities may occur as long as there are opportunities for students absent because of a religious and cultural observance to make up the assignment or activity.
  • Details are provided for days on which an observance begins at sundown (1/2 O Day).

The regulation was drafted with input from principals who were charged with making recommendations to prioritize instruction while honoring religious and cultural observances.

2023 FCPS Budget Focuses on Student Success, Safety, and Staff Compensation


The Fairfax County School Board adopted the Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) budget on May 26, which includes adjustments to support ongoing recruitment and retention efforts for a premier workforce and to ensure market competitive compensation.


Miklos Kiss / President / miklos.c.kiss@outlook.com

Sara Mastro / Vice President - Membership / saralmastro@yahoo.com

Vacant / Fundraising

Amy DeCarlo / Recording Secretary / wptsosecretary@gmail.com

Kyle Durbin / Treasurer / wptsotreasurer@gmail.com

Jill Battaglia / Communications Director /battagliawtw@gmail.com

Michelle Lucas / WTW PTSO Grant Program / WTWoodsonGrants@gmail.com

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